Hydrogen Conference

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Hydrogen Conference

Tuesday 21 May, 20:00 - 22:00

As we move toward a low-carbon economy and seek sustainable energy sources, hydrogen has become a promising solution. Because of its clean-burning properties and ability to be produced from renewable sources, this element has great potential. Groningen has taken significant steps towards harnessing hydrogen’s power. The region’s extensive natural gas reserves have historically played an important role in its energy landscape. A key component of the province’s energy transition strategy is the exploration of hydrogen as it shifts toward renewable energy. Hydrogen technologies, particularly hydrogen transport, have been actively explored and implemented in the area. Groningen aims to integrate hydrogen as a viable alternative to conventional fossil fuel-based transportation. As part of its plans to create a hydrogen-powered transportation network, Groningen is investing in hydrogen refuelling stations for buses and passenger cars and collaborating with industry and government partners. These initiatives aim to promote hydrogen use in various sectors, including public transport, freight, and personal vehicles. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions and foster sustainable mobility solutions.

Philip Broeksma is an alderman of the municipality of Groningen, with Energy Transition, Traffic and Transport and ICT in his portfolio. Broeksma is also a member of the Lelylijn Steering Group. He had various leadership roles at Hanze University of Applied Sciences and was a faculty director at the University of Groningen.

Marco Smit from Niebert is a former diplomat who worked for Consulates in Boston and Dubai, where he helped foreign companies set up a branch in the Netherlands. Currently he is director of Horizon Flevoland, a regional development company that is committed to helping entrepreneurs in Flevoland grow. He is the #10 for VVD for the upcoming European Parliament elections!

Prof. dr. Machiel Mulder is a professor of Energy Economics at the University of Groningen. He is specialized in the economics of energy markets, the energy transition, and climate policy. Moreover, he is involved in many other organizations related to economics and climate. Machiel will dive into the academic aspect of the future of hydrogen with us!


Tuesday 21 May
20:00 - 22:00
Event Category:


Board 77
NGIZ Noord

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